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Alessandro Achilli is Lecturer in Ukrainian Studies at Monash’s School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics.

His research interests include modern and contemporary Ukrainian poetry, Ukrainian cultural history, Slavic studies, comparative literature and literary theory. In his current research project he traces and analyses neomodernist trends in Ukrainian poetry of the second half of the 20thcentury.

In 2015 he held a Eugene and Daymel Shklar / Ukrainian Studies Foundation Research Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies at Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University.

He has published several chapters in books and articles in scholarly journals including Zeitschrift für Slawistik, Studi slavistici and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies.


  • Modern and contemporary Slavic literatures, modern and contemporary poetry, Modernism

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Projects 2018 2021

AUVAP: The Association of Ukrainians in Victoria Archival Project

Achilli, A., Pavlyshyn, M. & Ordynat, I. V.


Project: Research

Cossacks in Jamaica, Ukraine at the Antipodes

Achilli, A., Yesypenko, D. & Yekelchyk, S.

Victor and Maria Rudewych


Project: Research

Research Output 2009 2019

  • 8 Article
  • 5 Chapter (Book)
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Encyclopaedia / Dictionary Entry

Vasyl' Stus

Achilli, A., 2019, The Literary Encyclopedia.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEncyclopaedia / Dictionary EntryOther

La lirica di Vasyl' Stus: Modernismo e intertestualità poetica nell'Ucraina del secondo Novecento

Achilli, A., 2018, Florence Italy: Firenze University Press. 398 p. (Biblioteca di Studi Slavistici)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Украинская культура Василя Стуса между Европой и Россией

Achilli, A., 2017, Russia, Oriente slavo e Occidente europeo: Fratture e integrazioni nella storia e nella civiltà letteraria. Pieralli, C., Delaunay, C. & Priadko, E. (eds.). Firenze Italy: Firenze University Press, p. 339-356 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

"As a Poet he is known to all of Russia": A rather Fruitful Malentendu: Rilke and Spiridon Drožžin

Achilli, A., 2016, In : Zeitschrift für Slawistik. 61, 2, p. 215-228 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Zur Bedeutung und Anwendbarkeit des Interferenz-Begriffs in der Literaturwissenschaft am Beispiel der impliziten dichterischen Zweisprachigkeil Afanasij Fets

Achilli, A., 2016, Interferenzen - Dimensionen und Phänomene der Überlagerung in Literatur und Theorie. Donat, S., Fritz, M., Raic, M. & Sexl (Hg.), M. (eds.). Innsbruck Germany: Innsbruck University Press, p. 81-91 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Other